Delhi : Openers Shubman Gill (27 not out), Ishan Kishan (23 not out) gave a fast start and defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in just 6.1 overs. And if this was possible, then Mohammad Siraj was the biggest responsible behind it.
India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2023 Final: In the Asia Cup on Sunday, India defeated the home team Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the final and won the title. In fact, India had to complete only the formalities to score 51 runs. And both its openers Shubman Gill (27 not out), Ishan Kishan (23 not out) gave a fast start and defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in just 6.1 overs. And if this was possible, then the biggest responsible behind it was Mohammad Siraj, who badly defeated the home batsmen in the first innings. After this crushing defeat, Sri Lanka must have seen in the mirror where its cricket has reached. Mohammad Siraj was chosen player of the match.
Earlier, in the first innings of Sri Lanka (India vs Sri Lanka), Indian pacer Mohammad Siraj took out the Sri Lankan batting badly and bowled it out for just 50 runs. In this, Siraj took six wickets and Hardik Pandya took three wickets. Kusal Mendis scored the maximum 17 runs for Sri Lanka. Jasprit Bumrah spoiled the start of Sri Lanka by getting Kusal Perera (0) caught by KL Rahul on the third ball of the first over. And then from here came such a tsunami of Mohammed Siraj that Sri Lanka was swept away by it. And within no time his 6 wickets fell by only 12 runs. This included five wickets including 3 taken by Siraj in one over. And from here questions started arising whether Sri Lanka would even be able to touch the figure of fifty. In fact, if Virat Kohli’s over-throw had not yielded six runs, the host team would not have even been able to touch this figure. After Siraj, Hardik Pandya came on the attack, So he also attacked Lanka at regular intervals. And within no time the entire Sri Lankan team collapsed for 50 runs in just 15.2 overs. In this, Mohammad Sihaj took six wickets, Hardik took three and Bumrah took one wicket.
Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first in the match. And also made changes in the XI, but both these aspects proved to be disastrous for him. And the Sri Lankan team was reduced to the second lowest score in its ODI history.
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Siraj said, ‘On Sunday the ball was swinging and I took more wickets with the outswinger. I was getting so much swing on this wicket that I encouraged the batsman to go on the front foot and drive them.
The final of the Asia Cup 2023, which ended on Sunday, may be forgotten once by the Sri Lankan players, but neither the players nor the host fans will ever be able to forget Mohammed Siraj. Indians will always remember the misfortune that Siraj did. This pacer bowled brilliantly and won the Player of the Match award by taking 6 wickets, but when it came to credit, it seemed as if he became a philosopher. Siraj gave credit for his performance to luck. Siraj, who played an important role in bowling out Sri Lanka for 50 runs, said, ‘You get as much as you are destined to get. Today was my luck. He especially said this in the context of the third ODI match played in Thiruvananthapuram during Sri Lanka’s tour of India, when he had initially taken four wickets, but could not take the fifth wicket. The Sri Lankan team was then out for 73 runs while chasing the target of 391 runs.
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Siraj said, ‘Last time I had performed like this against Sri Lanka in Trivandrum also. I had taken four wickets in the beginning but could not take the fifth wicket. He said, ‘Today I did not make much effort. In white-ball cricket, I always focus on swinging the ball, but in the last matches I did not get much swing.
Siraj said, ‘On Sunday the ball was swinging and I took more wickets with outswingers. I was getting so much swing on this wicket that I encouraged the batsman to go on the front foot and drive them. He said, ‘If you try to take wickets on this kind of pitch, you will get success. It is related to bowling with the right line and length. I am very happy with my performance and it is a dream come true for me.
The final XIs of both the countries that played in the match were as follows:
India XI —
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.
Sri Lanka XI —
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Welles, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Mathisha Pathirana.